How I almost made our church be one of the churches slamming the door on Jen Hatmaker (and why slamming doors reminded me to keep ours open).

How I almost made our church be one of the churches slamming the door on Jen Hatmaker (and why slamming doors reminded me to keep ours open).

Friends, we’re minutes away from Jen Hatmaker and Nichole Nordeman’s sold-out evening show, Moxie Matters, at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church where I serve as Associate Pastor. The matinee was a blast and I’m excited for tonight. What a pleasure it was to meet Jen, Nichole, and their team. The 600-person matinee audience shared laughter, tears, … Continue reading

Mission 2017 Day 1: Embarking to DC

Mission 2017 Day 1: Embarking to DC

Greetings, Dear Reader!  We have embarked on our mission trio to Washington DC and Steubenville, Ohio! I’ll be writing and posting all week (wifi pending!) to get you in on all our exploits. Subscribe today so you don’t miss a beat. Tonight’s post is short and quick, as we don’t have wifi and I’m typing … Continue reading

A Song for My Ordination.

A Song for My Ordination.

Someone wrote me a song as a gift for my ordination. Two songs. Best. Gift. Ever. You can hear the songs and the sermon / call story that inspired them via the Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church podcast ministry. On Sunday morning at Hennepin Avenue, in anticipation of being ordained a full elder in the … Continue reading